National Botanical Garden of Georgia

Something I took for granted as a kid was living within walking distance to a large, expansive park. I fondly remember going to the playground, the nature center, and the botanical gardens as a kid. Sean and I even got married in those very gardens. It’s my happy place. When we moved to Annapolis the […]

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Georgian Culinary Deep Dive: Part 1

Georgian food is quite unique. Some things feel very familiar – like dumplings or cucumber salad or kebabs – and some things are entirely new to me. This series on Latitude with Attitude will explore local delectables in detail so anyone traveling here for the first time will know what they are getting into. I’m […]

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Fitness Travel Essentials

I’ve got a lot of traveling coming up between now and October. All good travel, just a lot of it in a relatively short period. One thing I’ve found that really helps my mental clarity and feeling of “normalcy” when traveling or PCSing is making time for myself in the form of fitness. I always […]

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Baku

Baku is only a short and smooth 55-minute plane ride from Tbilisi. I did only the tiniest bit of research before this trip since we were going to be at the track for most of our time, and I figured since Azerbaijan is Georgia’s neighbor, they would be at least relatively similar. I was so […]

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Restaurant Roundup: May 2019

Um. Excuse me. How has it already been two months since I posted the last Roundup? Where is the time going? Also, how have we been here almost a full year already? That’s crazy. Anyway. Here’s my top five (give or take) for this month. Top Five Restaurants: Azarpheshia: This is one of the famous […]

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Being a Tourist in Your Own City

I’ve talked a few times on this blog about the similarities and differences between this tour and the last, but one thing I haven’t touched on is how I’m trying to shape this experience in a different way than I did in Dushanbe. One thing I’m trying to do differently is take time out to […]

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The Glory of Frozen Food Orders

In a continuation of my series of “odd things you do overseas that you would NEVER in a million years do in America” I bring you the latest installment: ordering $1,000 worth of frozen fish (and two cases of greenies because, dogs, duh). Let me explain. Here in Tbilisi, we are lucky enough to have […]

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Georgian Time

I was never a morning person. Just ask my parents. As a child, I never wanted to get up early, and I always wanted to stay up late. I just couldn’t see the appeal of vacating my warm bed – especially in the middle of a Wisconsin winter when we were lucky if it was […]

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Tbilisi’s Sulfur Baths, Revisited

We finally have spring in Tbilisi. After a March of absolute garbage weather, it’s actually warm enough to open our windows and enjoy the fresh air. Every week in March, Sean and I would look at the forecast, look at each other, and say “I’m sure next week it will finally be nice.” Yeah. That […]

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Seven Weeks

I’ve noticed something happens to me as soon as I book my flight. It’s as if I’m ok with living in a foreign country indefinitely, and then as soon as there is a set outbound date everything changes. I try not to get excited or anxious about going back to the U.S., but it seems […]

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